Liberty University

Master of Arts in English


1971 University Blvd

Lynchburg, VA 24515

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Residential Program

The Master of Arts in English is a 36-hour, graduate-level degree in English language and literature. The purpose of the program is to equip students, within a Christian, biblical worldview, to pursue further studies in English language arts at the doctoral level, as well as to prepare for careers related to the field. The M.A. in English provides students with the opportunity to study the texts of literature in English and the western tradition, the critical tradition pertaining to these texts, and critical approaches to interpreting texts, as well as a background in research methods and the practice of writing and in the linguistic characteristics of English throughout its history, offered in advanced degree programs in English.

  • 36 hour graduate degree
  • Residential program

Academic Information


Sampling of program courses:

  • Christian Poetics: ENGL 501
  • Bibliography and Research: ENGL 503
  • Advanced Literary Criticism: ENGL 505
  • World Literatures: ENGL 656
  • Thesis Proposal and Research: ENGL 689
  • Thesis Defense: ENGL 690

Career Opportunities

  • College or secondary teacher
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Public Relations worker
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